JonBenet Ramsey’s father slammed Colorado cops for refusing to use the most advanced DNA know-how and failing to go after suspects exterior of the child’s family, in accordance to a report Wednesday.
John Ramsey told NewsNation that the Boulder Law enforcement Section has turned down assist from third get-togethers who are far more geared up to resolve his daughter’s 1996 scenario — including with reducing-edge genetic databases and sophisticated DNA labs.
“We’re not inquiring the federal government to do nearly anything that they shouldn’t be doing,” Ramsey stated. “Just do your job, and do it as very best it can be finished. With today’s modern day technological innovation.”
Ramsey — who last week released a petition demanding an independent investigation into his daughter’s strangling death — stated the technologies at the law enforcement office is outdated.
“You know, the law enforcement mentioned, ‘Well, we have DNA people,’ [but] they don’t have the hottest engineering, they actually do not,” he mentioned. “There’s crime scene evidence that has by no means been analyzed, that should be analyzed [and] most likely was handled by the killer.”
Even the feds aren’t up to speed on the latest genetic technologies, he stated.
“We experienced a assembly with the FBI a pair of months ago, and they stated, ‘You know, glimpse, we really don’t even have the latest know-how in govt,’” he claimed. “They said you have to go to an outside lab of which there is probably significantly less than three or 4 in the nation that are incredibly capable of doing this really subtle DNA assessment.”
Genetic databases sleuthing has in latest several years served address a long time-old cold circumstances — primary to the arrest of Golden Condition Killer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. in 2018, for example — but many regulation enforcement departments are not nonetheless well-versed in the know-how.
In the NewsNation interview, Ramsey referred to as the Boulder Police Department unwell-geared up and “arrogant” for refusing support with the probe.
“They didn’t have a murder detective when this transpired. So they experienced no expertise, and I don’t fault them for that. What I do fault them for is they turned down aid from men and women that knew what they were carrying out. And they continue to do so currently,” he said.
“That that type of vanity and ego … is a true dilemma,” Ramsey mentioned.
Just after JonBenet was located dead, he stated cops basically “decided” a spouse and children member was guilty — then labored backward to prove it.
“They made a decision, I imagine, frankly, the initial working day that the family did it there in the house,” he reported. “And then they went about: Okay, now let us set collectively some evidence to show it.”
“And, you know, the very same persons are there currently that get the job done this manage this circumstance, 25 decades in the past? They were young novices then, and I really do not know if they acquired a whole great deal more considering the fact that,” he stated.
JonBenet, a 6-yr-outdated attractiveness pageant competitor, was observed strangled to loss of life in the basement of her parents’ dwelling on Dec. 26, 1996.
The following yrs were being rife with untrue investigative starts — including finger-pointing at her father, mom and brother — along with wild conspiracy theories but no resolution.
On Sunday, the Boulder Law enforcement Office responded to John Ramsey’s petition for an impartial probe, expressing, “Our investigation with federal, point out and regional companions has hardly ever stopped. That incorporates new strategies to use DNA know-how.”
The Boulder Law enforcement Office didn’t instantly return a request for comment Wednesday.